ORLANDO, Florida. – NFL Pro Bowl will return to Orlando in 2024!
After hosting games at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium from 2017 to 2020, the week-long celebration is back, NFL, city and county officials said at a news conference Tuesday morning.
“There is no place in America that can compete with what Orlando and Orange County have to offer,” said Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings. “We’re proud to have this week-long celebration returning to our community in 2024.”
NFL Vice President of Events Matt Shapiro attended Tuesday’s press conference and confirmed that the Pro Bowl will follow the new no-contact flag football format adopted in 2022, which he called “the future of football.”
“It’s accessible, it’s inclusive, it’s for boys and girls, men and women,” Shapiro said. “It’s also really a way for our international fans around the world to start enjoying football.”
The NFL is still wrapping up a week of events around Orlando, culminating in Camping World with the Pro Bowl, but will release information as it becomes available. However, we do know that Peyton and Eli Manning will return as coaches and team captains during the Pro Bowl, Shapiro said.
According to Shapiro and Demings, the annual Pro Bowl attracts millions of viewers and generates millions of dollars in revenue. The Pro Bowl was last held at Allegiant Stadium in 2022 after a year-long hiatus due to COVID-19. This brought more than 60,000 fans to Las Vegas for the games, according to Shapiro.
From 2017 to 2020, Orlando’s Pro Bowl had a “significant economic impact” worth about $45 million, according to Demings.
“We are thrilled to welcome the NFL and some of their best players back to Orlando, home to the nation’s premier sporting events,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.
The Pro Bowl is scheduled for February 4th.